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Dog Friendly Race Bayfront 5K9 Benefits Animals December 14th


Dog Friendly Race Invites you to move your “paws” to Save Homeless Pets and Fight Pet Obesity

Everyone knows that obesity in humans is a growing epidemic, but did you know this is a serious problem for our nation’s pet population as well? It is estimated that nearly 54% of pets are overweight or obese, causing them to lose up to 2 years on their natural lifespan. In 2010, Drs. Jen and Paul Sikoski, veterinarians of Palm Bay Animal Clinic, Coquina Ridge Animal Clinic, and Clearlake Animal Hospital, organized a unique event for dogs and their owners to get active and raise money to help homeless pets in the process. In the last 4 years, over $20,000 has been raised to benefit Brevard County Animal Shelters. Please join us again in pulling the community together for the 5th annual Bayfront 5“K9” Fun Run and Walk to be held on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 8am. It will be an exciting opportunity for people to get out with their beloved pets, get some exercise, and raise money for the homeless pets of our community.

Solo or team runners and walkers, as well as those with their DOGS and children will all be welcome for some friendly competition or just a day to get out and play. We are excited to also continue to offer Lure Chasing through Lure Course Brevard as another great activity for your dog on race day. There will be a post race gathering and award ceremony in the parking lot of Palm Bay Animal Clinic, providing an excellent opportunity for socializing, networking, getting information about pets available for adoption, and fun for all! Special awards will be given to the top 3 dogs in 3 weight classes (small, medium, large).


“Like” Bayfront 5K9 on facebook and register online through http://secure.runningzone.com/bayfront5k9/ . Registration is $25 in advance, and $30 the day of the event. Please contact Palm Bay Animal Clinic at (321)-725-4609, (info@palmbayanimalclinic.com) if you have any questions or to pick up a registration form.

If bringing your "K9", please have their current Brevard County License number AND proof of current rabies vaccine from your veterinarian ready to register them. (See registration form for complete rules for entry of dogs)

Join us in our mission-- Fighting Pet Obesity, Saving Homeless Pets!

If you are interested in more information about sponsorship of this event, please click here

Terri Wright has held the position of General Manager at WFIT since 1998.